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Raleigh City Museum

Activity Overview

Located inside the historic Briggs Hardware building, Raleigh City Museum holds historical artifacts and information about the early beginnings of North Carolina and Raleigh. The museum aims to educate people, Raleigh locals and tourists alike, about the 200-year old history of Raleigh, the city's current state, and provides a glimpse to what the future holds for the promising city. Exhibits include the history of Raleigh, Civil War artifacts, and information about Raleigh City's flag.

Things to Do

  • Come and visit the museum and see exhibits such as R3: Raleigh Then, Raleigh Now, Raleigh Next., Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War 2 Veterans, A History of Raleigh in Maps, and Raleigh’s City Flag. There are interactive displays great for kids and costumes that you can put on for photo purposes.
  • Visit the Gift Shop to purchase your trip memorabilia such as postcards, shirts, magnets, and mugs. The merchandises sold here are crafted by local artisans.
  • Check out the Events page and join other events hosted by the museum. Photo show exhibits, workshops, and Junior Interpreter programs are regularly held in the museum.

Raleigh City Museum Insider Tips

  • Street parking is available on Fayetteville Street.

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